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sex marriage in what could result in a landmark civil rights ruling. the justices will exam the u.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date. they are waiting for the supreme court to make a decision on gay marriage that will effect them an
over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
to order the dispensary to stop greg and selling marijuana in her building. >>> the u.s. supreme court has once again delayed a decision on proposition 8, the state's controversial voter approved ban on same sex marriage. we could find out as soon as friday. if the supreme court chooses not to review the channel we could find out next monday. justices are asked to review the supreme court decision. if the court declines, gay and lesbian couples will have the right to marry. >>> saving $800 billion in tax reform and 900 billion in mandatory cuts. it does not increase tax rates on upper income americans which the white house insist must be included in any deal. >>> on wall street stocks opened higher but eventually lost ground. dow fell 59 points. the nasdaq dropped 8 points. >>> new figures show new car sales are up around the bay area and nationwide. the biggest spike is up with volkswagon up 35% and toyota up 17%. chrysler had the most robust sells, up 14%. an economist we spoke to said new car sales are an indicator of an economic recovery. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. i
. no action is expected until after christmasful. >> some positive economic news as u.s. home sales jumped to the highest levels in three days. the national association of realtors says the number of homes sold rose over 5 million last month. that's an increase of 14.5% from a year ago. low mortgage raising and rising employment. 5.5million indicates a healthy housing market. >> a late rally left -- the dow gained 59 points thanks in part to new numbers indicating stronger growth last quarter. nasdaq rose 6 points. numbers from the labor department today show requests for jobless benefits rose 361,000 americans applied for unemployment. the increase reverses four straight weeksover decline. >> >> customers will see the rates rise the next go two years as they upgrade natural gas lines following the pipeline explosion. the california public utility commission approved the plan this morning. the average bill will go up 8 $0.08 a month next year and $11.36 a month the year after that. it is less than the utility asked for. critics say pg&e will still make money. >> pg&e will profit, make mone
book -- facebook bought it last year. >>> it is now the law in russia, u.s. families are no longer allowed to adopt russian children. the law was signed into law today. it is in retaliation of u.s. law for human right abusers there. a crushing blow for would-be parents here. a hopeful mom spoke about the 3- year-old she is waiting for. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. so i want to be reunited with her. and i want to bring her home. >> adoption agencies are protesting the ban in hopes adoptions in progress may go forward. >> reporter: come january 1st, new state law expected to make it easier for women to use sperm donors to get pregnant. it was crafted with single women and same sex couples in mind. it will allow them to wave strict federal testing restrictions when receiving sperm from a known donor. critics argued that the current rules discriminate against woman who do not have intimate male partners. >>> a bay area lawmaker is trying to stop drunk drivers from repeating their mistakes. a tougher law introduced had this afternoon would require ignition locks. >> one
swimming pool in the u.s.. >>> berkeley police say two people are under arrest in a stabbing near the uc campus. a uc official says the victim wandered into the courtyard of student housing trailing blood around 2:00 yesterday. emergency crews took the man to a hospital. he was not affiliated with the university. later berkeley police arrested two people in connection with that attack. >>> new developments tonight in the case of an autistic girl who walked away from a residential treatment center and turned up two days later assaulted. the 16-year-old's parents say she has the mental capacity of a second grader. the teen walked away from the center tuesday evening, according to the ceo the girl was followed by staff as she walked to the fruitvale bart station where the staff lost sight her as she was talking to a groupn young men. a muni driver found her thursday night in san francisco. teen's parents say she had been beaten and sexually assaulted. >>> a police department employee targeted in a home- invasion robbery. the stolen item that is raising concern. >>> protesters in mexico as t
that chavez returned to caracas after undergoing treatment in havana. . >>> and in qatar, u.s. climate talks today ended with what some delegates call a watershed agreements. delegates from 200 nations established that rich nations should move towards compensating poor nations for losses due to climate change. negotiations now move towards drafting a will you legally binding agreement to replace the kyoto protocol. the u.s. has never signed onto that agreement. >>> well it took 69 years, but a christmas letter from a mother to her military son is finally arrived. listen as he describes how she signed it. >> she says merry christmas and happy new year, signed mom. >> signed mom. jack speers says late last month police called saying that they had a letter for him. when he saw the write writing and saw the return address he knew right away it was from her mother. she is sent the letter christmas eve in 1943 while her son was training from the canada air force. she died 20 years. >>> today marks the anniversary of john lennon's death and they gather to remember the musician. one fan who looked
. >> his next hear set for february 6th. >>> and antivirus software john mcfee is now in the u.s. he aroad in miami about three hours ago. he was released from detention today and escorted by great mall listen immigration officials. he was detained after entering the country illegally. he's wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor. >>> a federal judge approved plan to oversee the embattled police department. we reported last week. that they agreed to the terms of plan. claim the officers a. -- brought authority including the power to miss the police chief. raided a pot growing operation one the operate say is for medicinal marijuana. the raid took place. officers confiscated hundreds of marijuana plants along where w growing equipment. two people were arrested but the operate told tkvu was growing it for medical use. police say he did not have the necessary permits. >>> video recently posted on facebook has left a veteran san francisco police officer in hot water tonight. it shows someone driving at high speeds through san francisco ice broad ray tunnel and yes, sir now flying j
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the deputy assistant and an unamed official stepped down, they came less than one day after a scathing report blaming management for a lack of security at the u.s. embassy. >>> the army will be seeking the death penalty against a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan villages during a deadly rampage. dr.vail faces premeditated murder. prosecutor says that bail slipped out of his base at dawn and attacked two villages, nine children were killed. no date is set. >>> president obama has been named time magazine's 2012 person of the year today. the second time in just four years. the editor of time sided what he called the obama effect. changes include health insurance and gay service members receiving openly, ma lalla, the team pakistanian advocate was named and shot by the taliban. >>> mark zuckerberg has announced his largest gift, donating 18 million shares of facebook stock to the silicon valley community. worth a half billion dollars, the foundation works on health education projects and zuckerberg's second donation since joining the giving group founded
to the workplace." recently overseas, in places where the u.s. military has been a presence, members of the national guard and reserve have played a significant role. just one example - since 2003, roughly 3/4 of the men and women in illinois' national guard or reserve were mobilized throughout the world. h-r plus is a company that puts its money where its mouth is concerning this issue. 40% of the roughly 8,000 employees it hires a year are veterans. still to come, how to pitch your ideas to angel investors. what investors want to hear before they reach for their checkbook. but first, traders tell us which soda stock is more likely to see a pop. that's next, in traders unplugged. the holidays are on our trader'' minds today. joining for us for traders unplugged, pro traders alan knuckman and jared levy. round one: taking flight. millions of americans are boarding jets this season for the holidays. which airline stock is ready for lift-off? > > i look at this in a couple of different ways. i have never liked airline stocks because it's- > > tough sector. > > you have a tough sector,
as another indication of an improving economy. some bay area dealerships may be out ahead of the trend. >>> u.s. car sales were up in november. >> confident. >> reporter: he says it's one of several indicaters the economy is recovering. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. gdp continues to grow. it looks like the housing market nationally may have bottomed out. it's a recovery, albeit perhaps a fractioned recovery. >> reporter: chrysler led detroit based automakers, up 14%. >>> the silicon valley auto dealers association represents about 60 santa clara county dealerships. the group won't have november numbers for another couple of weeks, but says so far this year, it's beating the national trend. >> certainly, we're seeing increased sales. again, some 25% year to date this year. >> reporter: this family owned buick dealership sold six cars over the weekend, including an acadia suv. they call that a good weekend, especially considering the rain. >> the whole question of what's going to happen in washington with these negotiations about taxes and entitlements is a big question mark. if s
therapy for minors. >>> a block buster deal tonight involving netflix. they have landed the u.s. right to show disney movies. however that won't start until 2016 because right now stars holds the right to disney moves under a deal that expires in 2013. >>> federal investigators have given the right to buy bay area based lucas film. george lucas is to receive about half of that in cash and the other half in newly issued disney shares. he has said he plans to tea -- plans to donate much of the money to charity. >>> and yahoo has announced a plan to buy on the air. it's not clear if yahoo will continue to use on the air's product or if the company is just scooping up mobile computing specialists. >>> one month after bay area voters went to the polls, more than half a million votes were cast and the measure lost by fewer than 200 votes. the measure would raise the sales tax by a half cent. the money would pay for improvements to roads, freeways and public safety. >>> now to san jose where police are looking for a people who converted a rented home into a marijuana grow operation. officers
. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weat
robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter:
americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the report didn't call for any disciplinary action, but it did highlight many problems. >> our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. senior state department officials showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify next month. >> army officials announced they seek the death penalty in the case of a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians. sergeant robert bales. he slipped out of his remote southern afghanistan base after a night of drinking and steroid use. of the 16 people killed, 9 were children. no date has been set for his arraignment. >> homeless shelters fill up fast on cold nights like tonight. unfortunately that's what happens. however, some families do get lucky and tonight jana introduces us to one of them. >> reporter: they are grateful this holiday for their healthy 1-month-old baby. all bundled up for his first christmas and thankful to have shell fresh the cold. they lost their apartment in september.
has faded. >>> u.s. troops shared a christmas meal thousands of miles from their family. while many troops said they would like to be home they say the bonds they have made with other troops both american and afghan are truly remarkable. >> christmas in afghanistan is amazing. the countries have come together and we have joined to celebrate this christmas day and this season as you can see all the people here in afghanistan are enjoying the meal at a family. >> reporter: the u.s. has 66,000 troops in afghanistan out of an international force totalling 102,000. >>> in his christmas address, pope benedict xvi called for peace in the middle east. >> i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >>> the pope delivered his speech to tens of thousands of people from the central balcony of st. peters basilica. he spoke about the violence in syria. he also urged the new leadership in china to give people there more religious freedom. >>> families in the south bay enjoying
on this federal parkland so they're taking the u.s. government to court. >> this is washington dc who ignored the will of the people around the bay area. >> kevin got a call from u.s. interior secretary ken salazar last week. the secretary had toured the farm but decided to let the 40-year lease expire on november 30th. the national park service bought the land in 1972. salazar now wants to move ahead with plans kongs laid out then to potentially make it a marine wilderness area, the only one on the west coast outside alaska. >> there are environmental consequences. no doubt if a boat goes across the bay, but there are also environmental attributes given by the shellfish. >> lenny filed a lawsuit yesterday asking the u.s. district court of northern california to set aside and hold unlawful secretary salazar's november decision. the lawsuit also requests the park service grant them a ten-year special use permit. >> we have eight or ten million oysters out there at different stages of dwropment. if we have to shut our doors in 90 days, all that food has to be destroyed. >> the drakes bay oyster
. >>> the minneapolis star tribune reports schultz ended at 3:19. >>> earlier this month u.s. interior secretary ken salazar refused to renew the lease for the company and gave it 90 days to move out. drake's has already filed a lawsuit challenging that decision and has filed for a temporary order. >>> the fresh dungenous will be back in the market in time for christmas dinner. >> reporter: live dungenous crab, most of these twoepb two to three pounds a piece. >> we want them two pounds that's what we're looking for. >> reporter: pillar point harbor is buzzing again. >> these first months are very important. so it was really good to get back out and run some gear. >> reporter: cameron pie kwror says everyone is frying to make more lost time and can deliver fresh crab as can believe quakily as possible. >>@been 24 hours. >> to wring this catch in. >>> a lot of this crash is staying right here in the bay area and will turn in the the raáus reason. >> i like seeing my product go locally >> reporter: over at a smaller operation. >> it's family run, we've been here 50 years. >> reporter: jim was sellin
bears. >>> u.s. against china in florl game of a 10-game post olympic fan tribute tour. all u.s. they were scoreless in the 18th minute. womback had a pair of goals. she's six short the all-time international record. goalie makes a bad decision here. u.s. goes on to win 4-1 and concludes the year with a win and the tour with a record of 8-0-2. that will do it for this edition of sports wrap. >> thank you for trusting ktvu news. >> join us mornings at 7:00 a.m. for the latest on conn
with them. >> reporter: 6-year-old nick pinto with a giants uniform. on capitol hill, the u.s. senate and the house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts, signaling their grief. >> let each of us affirm we will keep in our hearts and honor those who fell. >> reporter: there is so much mourn in this town. local flower shops say they're running out of flowers, and there are so many more funerals in the coming days, including one tomorrow for a 6-year-old girl named jessica. jennifer davis, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the california teacher's pension fund is reviewing an investment a gun maker linked to the school shootings. they pledged money to a private equity firm. connecticut police where identified a bushmaster rifle as one of those used in the newtown massacre. they're discussing the investment with the private firm. >>> the massacre may be the reason why gun buy backs this weekend in oakland, and san francisco were the most successful they've ever had. who donated the money to buy back all of those guns, and how many they took off the streets. oakland,
was a sergeant and had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. now the u.s. marine corp. says poosely never charged overseas and was discharged as a private. >>> the grant was announced today by congresswoman lee and is making way for hires and retires. although the fire department is still trying to figure out how many. the pinol department is also looking to get the same money from the department. >>> a woman who was killed as she was walking home from a store is being remembered tonight. paul chambers talked to the store clerk who called 911 after she heard gunshots and then pleas for help. >> reporter: a few candles and flowers lay year the area where ramona rochelle was killed. someone shot several shots along the 700 block of the boulevard. she said she heard gunshots and several people ran into the store for coverage. >> as i saw the man, i thought they were trying to kill him. >> reporter: foreman was later pronounced dead on the scene. she was caught in the middle of a gunfight as she was walking home from a store. >> i wish they could do away with guns all together. you know. >>
. agreeing to pay $1.2 million in what one attorney says involves the largest settlement in u.s. history over auto defects. >> the unintended acceleration, and they had several other recalls. it's definitely tarnished their reputation. >> reporter: those led the automaker to recall more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. the plaintiffs said it hurt the resale value of all toyotas. >> because of the publicity, a lot of the values dropped significantly, like 10, 20% what they would normally have been. >> reporter: $250 million from the settlement will pay toyota owners who sold their cars, or turned in leased vehicles from december of 2009, through december 31, 2010. warranty certain parts, and fund education grants to study auto safety. the owners i spoke with tonight are loyal to the brand. >> when i heard about the problems of the vehicle, it didn't bother me any, because i didn't have any issues with my car. >> it didn't bother me. i love the car. >> reporter: current and former toyota owners are expected to receive information about the settlement in the coming months. >>> more details no
higher taxes and that could lead to an over all u.s. economic downturn. that in term could derail in of the benefits prop 30 may have meant for the state. >> i don't know there's a word to describe how the public is going to be. nobody is going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody, it's not going to be a happy time. but i think that's what's inevitably going to happen. >> reporter: average earnings will see 4%, top earners about 6%. that says nothing of lost deductions or other unknowns such as deduction driven pay cuts, lay offs and over all decreased economic development. >> we're going to be very angry. if you're on top, you're on top. but if you're in the middle of the bottom you're really going to be affected by this. >> reporter: now add unemployment benefits that are going to be cut off. >> i make that american politics tend to hurt the american people. >> reporter: fact is no one will be exempt. tom vacar. ktvu news. >>> americans are buying new homes at the fastest pace in more than 2-1/2 years. that's according to a report by the commerce depart
to scale back consumer operation in other country. not sure how many jobs cut in the u.s. >>> and the annual tree lighting ceremony. >>> the tree lying with a help of ten-year-old boy who has autism. the tree is a 50-footal white fir. it's decorated with onments made by disabled children and adults. >>> and more one wanted pets are coming in and fewer being adopted but a new incentive at some south bay shelter may convince some feel take a >>> we're following developing news concerning antivirus software founder john mcafe. he air pennsylvania period with his lawyers in guatamala city yesterday. he says he's been unjustly acruised of murdering his neighbor there. >>> here in the bay area drivers will to deal with lots of rain. tomorrow there's another issue but not as wellwet. >> that's right. whenever you get the rainfall up the moisture on the ground and if it gets cold enough you get fog. that'll be the concern tomorrow and friday. right now a still a few linger showers. on the maps right to on live storm tracker 2. first we'll show you the rainfall totals and i'll she
it one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. tragedy in a small connecticut community. >> evil visited this community today. >> reporter: the police say a shooter struck sandy hook elementary school in newtown friday morning. >> we never seen anything like this. it is heart wrenching for us as it is for the families. >> reporter: the suspect has been identified as 20-year-old adam lanza. he was killed by his own hand. his mother was a teacher at the school. she was killed at a second location. a parent instead of the school at the time believed 100 rounds had been fired. the first 911 call came in at 9:30 a.m. the police put in an active shooter search. >> this were police with rifles and handguns. they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school. >> the families have been notified. the preliminary identifications. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: at a vigil, connecticut's governor searched for answers to difficult questions. >> understand that a test is just that. that which we ri
. price reports show average home prices in the 20 largest u.s. marketing were up 40%. they are up even more jumping 8.9%. experts say higher prices are an indicator of economic recover. >>> the president on congress only have a few kays left to avoid the fiscal cliff. the stakes are high but there's still ou mitch. >> the capitol is as dreary as the washington weather. negotiation ors and the president are back to work. >> at the very least, let's agree on what we already agree on. an olive branch to the gop including the bay area's google and apple now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. they are among the world's highest. avoid $2 billion in taxs last year. >> corporations are a little little --ed because they're not sure the extent to which they would be eliminated. >> he is optimistic about a deal. what seems ncdly likely according to congressional staffers i talked with today is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff. that would allow hard lying republicans to have lower taxes. >> to apiece voters. great. >> so called it low form of chay in an begans. >> i think it
up. >> it's cool to see their son get so excited about the rescue. >> the u.s. army came, put us in this fancy truck, we got blankets, snacks. >> they were stuck for a couple of days, but they did have a lot of help from the people in community that would drive them to their cars so they could get stuff out, drive them back to the hotels so they could eat and get groceries. >> so they were stuck in this area for a few days but not stuck in their car. >> no. >> they couldn't go on to their trip to ohio. they were stuck in the hotel. >> when you're trying to get home for christmas, you'll do almost anything. ♪ >> his video went viral. >> it's all about this guy punchipun punking football. >> now a national football team is interested. >>> and a guy goes undercover. >> to see if newspapers can hold the attention of their >>> welcome back to the show, everybody. don't forget to check out rightthisminute.com, you can see today's videos and more all day long. >>> paper works is a newspaper platform for newspapers in belgium. they decided to see if newspapers can hold the attention of
of death in the u.s. it kills one person every 4 minutes, and it took my grandmother. an estimated 24 million americans are affected, but as many as half of them don't even know it. it's a race against time to spread the word about this serious disease. if you're over 35 and have ever smoked, you could be at risk. the good news is, there are steps you can take to improve your symptoms. i'm danica patrick, and i drive4copd. take action today to breathe better tomorrow. join the movement at drive4copd.com. take our screening questionnaire today, and talk to your doctor. >>> welcome back to the "rtm" 2012 countdown, everybody. top three time, and our number three video is quite a catch. >> the law of the jungle, killer be killed, always the strong survive, all the other things they say about the law of the jungle. got to warn you, this video can be a little tough to watch. what do you see lurking in the brush? leopard, a beast. spotted beast. it's a leopard, my friends. but he's not there just hanging out in the shade because he's tired. he's lurking because he hears something a coming.
. they want the justice department and u.s. attorney to file murder charges against the officer. >> the volcano started spewing ash and lava. you can see the smoke rising. wait until you see images of this volcano at night. >> oh, boy. >> color, fire, trees even on fire. this volcano has set dormant for 40 years, which is why people are so excited about the fact it is spewing lava. get this. tourists who want to go see this thing, there are tour groups that will take you there from the nearest village by suv, by van. it's a 10-hour ride. it costs anywhere from 650 to $1,050 to take this little tour. >> no, thank you. i don't want to go see evil volcano that can spew enough lava to get me. >> it's crazy, a volcano erupting and people are running towards it instead of paying money to get away. i've seen the video purchase the videos are beautiful. the videos have been popping up all over the web of this volcano. take a look at this image. you can see just how tiny people look and how close they are getting to the spewing lava. >> the craziest thing, this is also a russian volcano.
drugs, of being pro miss u.s. and also saying the mental woes. they installed monitoring programs on her laptop and cell phone. aubry insisted all of these things were untrue and asked her parents to stop but her parents informed her department at school that she indeed had these mental issues. >> i can believe that of one parent, but both parents together? that just seems odd. >> and the school thought it was odd too. the school hired security guards to keep them from their daughter's performances. eventually aubry cut off contact completely with her parents and they stopped paying tuition. the school gave her a full scholarship for the remainder of her senior year. >> is she an only child? >> she is an only child. it appears as though they just wanted to make sure she was succeeding in her career path. a judge eventually ruled that her parents have to stay 500 feet away from her until september 23rd, 2013, at the very least. >>> we've got a runner, a police chase on foot with a surprise ending. >> this guy is going down. >> that's sweet. >> see how the chase ends, all caught on camera,
. >>> there was no decision today from the u.s. supreme court on the question of same-sex marriage. ktvu's rob roth reports from san francisco on the action being taken by san francisco officials in anticipation of a ruling. >> here in san francisco's city hall this couple got married. tom watson and jeff tabaca also want to get married and were hoping this woulbe the day they learned whether same-sex marriage becomes legal in california. but after conferring behind closed doors, the supreme court justices took no action. >> we're kind of in that same waiting pattern that we've been in for several years now. >> reporter: the couple could learn more monday. that's when the high court is set to release a number of cases. if it took the case the decision would come next june. but supporters of same-sex marriage are hoping the supreme court will not decide to review proposition eight. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california. >> we're going to get a marriage license as soon as we can. >> reporter: city officials say they've already began wrapping up, and
of which happen to be here in the bay area. the ceo of the parent company says u.s. operations are losing money and all options are under consideration, including sales, closure, or partnership. >>> today starbucks announced plans for a major expansion. the company says it intends to add at least 1500 cafes in the united states over the next five years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-time. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his l
announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to
launch of a long ranged rocket yesterday. the rocket carried a satellite into orbit, but the u.s. is questioning whether it has total control over that satellite. the obama administration also called the launch, a highly provocative act, but hasn't threatened any action in response. >>> in syria, three bombers hit the ministry headquarters. the u.s. says they have fired scud missiles over the north. this would be a significant escalation in the fighting in the regime. >>> in venezuela hugo chavez may not be well enough to remain president. he is facing a difficult recovery. but they said nothing of the cancer itself. >>> the waves are high, and tomorrow will be even higher. the unusual phenomenon bringing the king of tides. >> it is cold out there, bill martin is tracking the temperatures along with more wet weather. he's back with his complete bay area forecast. >> a music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this
that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya never happen again. >> there was just some sloppiness, not intentional in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don't have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies. >> reporter: on 9/11 this year, terrorists ambushed and killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> at least 40 pilgrims were on the bus headed to iran to perform religious rites. a sunni group claimed responsibility for the attack. >>> in delhi people gathered to protest the death of a 23-year- old victim. her body was returned to india from singapore. six men have been charged with murder. police say the men could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> and in columbia a desperate search is under way for at least 25 people who are believed to be buried under a mud slide. the slide came crashing down yesterday on the road killing five people. at least six cars are thought to be buried under tons of mud and rocks. hundreds of firefighters, paramedics and army troops have been sent to help the operation. >>> a surfer had a sto
on u.s. reaction. the state department announced that they deeply regret the announcement. >>> crisis averted for now. a potentially crippling port strike is put on hold. what the two sides agree to today and how long it will last. >>> i'm still tracking some rain across parts of the bay area. coming up where the heaviest rain is >>> the u.s. senate approved $16 million in aid to victims of hurricane sandy. republicans said the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects and tried to institute a measure with half the funding. the bill now moves to the house of representatives who reconvenes on sunday. there's no word if the bill will be considered before the current house session ends. >>> for the second time a man has been killed in new york after someone pushed him in front of an oncoming train. it happened late last night in a station in queens. now police are looking for a woman who witnesses say was sitting on a bench before shoving the 46-year-old man on to a track. witnesses say the two had no contract prior to the incident. >>> in singapore, an indian woman died t
to work at the u.s. open as a tennis referee. her head died in los angeles in april. first, they believe he had fallen but letter the police say they suspect ised his wife, of 50 years, had killed him. she said she was innocent and passed a lie detector test. >>> members of a missouri family are hoping to stay grounded after a life-changing event. winning half of the $588 million powerball jackpot. >> other than a few trips here and there and college funds. my husband is keeping the same old pick up truck. he did ask for a red camaro. >> maybe he will get it. >> they will take home a lump sum payment of $136 million. they will set up funds for their four children, give to charity and enjoy a pretty good christmas. now, the other winning ticket was sold outside of phoenix. there is speculation a guy in maryland could be the winner. that man in the yellow neon suit. he checks the ticket with the clerk and he pumps it with excitement. the customer says the mystery man asked him to double-check the ticket as well. >> he says is this the right numbers. yeah. those are the numbers, man, you g
is decreasing in the u.s. with a 20.7% drop in california last year. but california has the highest amount of homeless. about 20.7% are in california. 33,000 californians are chronically homeless and 16,000 are veterans. >>> san francisco landlords may soon have to give potential tenants a list of units where smoking is allowed. a board of supervisors committee approved the legislation today and sent it to the full board for consideration. it's aimed at cutting down on disputes between neighbors about secondhand smoke. the committee also voted in favor of banning smoking at certain street fairs and festivals. >>> the pittsburgh planning commission is scheduled to consider whether to implement a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city -- the pittsburg planning commission is scheduled to consider whether to implement a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. >>> and what we will see late tonight is valley fog showing up in the inland bay valleys. not as much as you might expect. there's enough wind out there enough mixing that it won't be too widespre
. it should make it easier for travelers to make connections in the u.s. to the uk. delta used to have three flights a day to new york and now with virgin it's going to have nine. >>> the bay area dungeness crab season is suddenly back in business some two weeks after a price stalemate brought boats to a standstill. as rob ross reports crab fishermen now scrambling to get their boats back in the water by morning. >> crab fishermen are getting ready, many are loading squid under their boats today to use as crab bait. some tells us they expect to head out after midnight. >> i'm happy that we're going out to make some money finally. >> crab fishermen in san francisco, half-moon bay and bodega bay stopped fishing last week when whole sailers said they were dropping the price the 2.50 to #237b9 75 a pound but today the wholesalers agreed to the $3 price and crab fishing is back on. >> it was all about the price. we can't fish for less than $3 a pound on this crab, and they got enough orders to put us back to work so we're going to go back to work. >> some wholesalers say after thanksgiving, deman
allow today stay in the u.s. through deferred action but her parents have received a deportation order for december 30th. she and her parents came from indonesia on tourist visas when she was 11 years old and she has no one but her parents here. >> hopefully we can support each other here because it's only the three of us in the faement. >> today the group called on governor jerry brown to sign the trust act. the bill state that is law enforcement officers do not have to comply with federal ice request to detain undocumented immigrants who have not been convicted of a serious or violent felony. since 2009, an estimated 85,000 undocumented immigrants have been de ported from california and seven out of ten of those had no convictions or had been accused of only minor offenses such as traffic tickets. >> it's about a humane immigration policy that says we know that families are important, and it's part of the family is allowed to stay, the entire family should be allowed to stay. >> appealed the deportation order with us and they are waiting a reply. live in san francisco, janet, ktvu ch
containerships have been moved. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>> the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doors on friday but took no action on prop 8 or other casees. if the court declines to review prop 8 it will be immediately legal for same sex couples to marry in california f. it takes it up for review a final decision can change it up in every state. >> lawmakers in sacramento begin a new section with promises n
to consider that idea. >> the 2012 u.s. presidential race set a new record in campaign spending. finance filings released today show the cost of the race surpassed $2 billion. they include almost $86 million by republican presidential nominee mitt romney in the final weeks of the election. that final paoás -- boost posted the campaign total to a record high. >>> the network grew from july to september. that's a 2.7% increase to $64.8 trillion. network is still prerecession peak. a good reason why the reserve will provide better economic stimulus. >>> tonight she is accused of taking advantage of a woman in her care. ktvu's patti lee tells us who finally cracked the case for an elderly victim unable to fend for herself. >> reporter: 49-year-old marianita capra managed marin terrance that is until yesterday when police arrested her. >> we determined there was some odd financial transactions taking place and began investigation to see if there was criminal activity. >> reporter: capra targeted an 83-year-old woman who had no family but did have a financial advisor who reported a strange n
received a settlement. but since the u.s. doping agency has declared that armstrong ran a >>> an 80-foot oak tree fell on a house in los gatos. it pierced the roof and took out power. pg & e crewed worked to clear the branches away from power lines. >>> seems like commercial crab fishermen in northern california will have to wait a little bit longer to set their traps again. for the third time the department of fish and game delayed the opening of dungenese crab season. they delayed the opening because tests show the crabs body weight is less than 25% meat. the season was set to start december 31st. fish and game says the opening date cannot be delayed beyond january 15th. >>> bay area air quality officials are asking residents not to burn wood in their fireplaces or wood stoving tonight and tomorrow. they have not declared spare the air days however there are concerns that as the weather clears the wood smoke could cause smoke pollution to build up throughout the bay area. >>> volunteers were busy this morning in san francisco collecting food for those in need. >> two more hams. >> yay
. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have been done to save him. >>> we have new video tonight of a police chase that ended with a crash in oakland. officers spotted a stolen vehicle in san leandro late this afternoon. police chased the car to 105th avenue in oakland. that's where the car crashed into other vehicles including a police cruiser. two suspects ran from the scene police later caught them and arrested them, one suspect had minor injuries. no one else was hurt. >>> vallejo police are looking for the driver who hit a pe -- a pedestrian then took off hitting a man leaving him at the scene. he receive add head injury and was hospitalized. witnesses say the suspect was racing down the street. the car is described as a black honda civic with front end damage. >>>
's foreign minister, weapons had been scattered around the country. u.s. has expressed fears the government might use the weapons. >>> in the vatican city pope benedict granted his former butler a pardon today. he was arrested in may after vatican police found what they called an enormous stash of private papal documents in his apartment. he gave the documents to a journalist because he thought exposing quote the evil and corruption in the vatican would put the church back on the right track. he was released just two months into his 18-month sentence. >> three people are facing murder charges in connection with a deadly home explosion in indiana last month. the blast happened in indianapolis on november 19th. the explosion and fire killed two people and damaged more than 30 homes can had to be demolished. investigators believe the homeowners blew up the home in hopes of collecting some $300,000 in insurance. prosecutors say they filled the house with gas. >> it would require six to nine hours for the house to fill with gas to reach the gas air ration of combustibility that would lead to an
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